Trying to name the top 10 Shows to see in Las Vegas is a nearly impossible task, but we’re up for it. The most celebrated headliners come to grace Las Vegas’s greatest venues. trust us, each show will leave you wanting to come back for more!
KÀ Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand
Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ goes beyond the usual in the tale of two siblings separated by war. The cast with their extraordinary talents stretch the limits with acrobatics, martial arts, and music to present the twin’s extraordinary adventures. The multiple stages and platforms transform magically from a palace to various landscapes. With amazing sets and the astonishing talents, the cast transported us to an exquisite mystical world.
Blue Man Group at the LUXOR
Dare to Live in Color offers a fun night full of silliness. This Vegas troupe knows how to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The group loves to interact with audience members sharing their antics. I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage for fear I would miss one of their many crazy pranks. It’s 90 minutes of hilarity with a mixture of musical genius.
Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute at the Westgate Resort
This show is for anyone who wants to keep Prince’s memory alive. You cannot help humming along with the music. Developed around the 1984 movie “Purple Rain,” I was up on my feet by the second song. From “1999” to “Let’s get Crazy,” Prince is brought back to us all; even if it is only for a night.
The Mentalist, Gerry McCambridge at Planet Hollywood
McCambridge, star NBC’s prime-time show “The Mentalist”, has read the minds of many of the rich and glamorous and is here in Vegas to read yours. I was amazed and sometimes frightened by some of his acts. One in particular still haunts me today. Our friend was asked to go up on stage. They had never met before, which convinced us all that McCambridge’s act is the real deal.
Mystère, Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island
Another Cirque du Soleil creation that will amaze you. I sat with my mouth open watching the performers utilize their grace and strength to surprise the entire audience. The musicians nimbly move the elements from Rock to African to Soul to Celtic adding to the mystical actions of the performers. The Mystère cast fuses optical illusions with movement, contortion, and acrobatics to challenge your imagination.
Penn and Teller at the RIO
Once you see the tricks these two gentlemen perform, you’ll want to hang out with them after the show in the lobby. I was sitting at the edge of my seat watching their amazing tricks. Their unusual dynamics add to the mystery and comedy of their performance. It’s fun, exciting and totally entertaining.
Jersey Boys at the Paris
Watch the Jersey Boys work to take their musical dreams from the streets of Jersey to being one of the most famous music groups of the sixties. I left singing! This is a real American story. This Tony-award winning, five-star musical will make your trip to Las Vegas a sensation!
Mat Franco, Magic Reinvented Nightly at the LINQ Hotel
Franco’s fame precedes him, being one of America’s Got Talent winners. His renewal of the art of magic combined with his witty dialog lures the audience into a new realm. Franco draws you into the act with audience participation and his knack for improv, making each show magically unique for that evening. This left us all wanting to go back again and again.
Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay Resort
This five-star tribute to the King Of Pop is presented by Vegas regulars Cirque du Soleil along with the collaboration of the Michael Jackson Estate. Mr. Jackson’s timeless music and performance panache are utilized to inspire us while promoting self-actualization in the four friends of ONE. In their quest, they work to distinguish between right and wrong in the complicated issues of our world, bringing the message of his music to promote kindness, peace, and joy.
Rock of Ages at the RIO
Need to rock out with a little nostalgia with music from the eighties, big hair, a dynamite band, and over 90 minutes of music to reminisce with songs from that era? You’re in luck. This show takes you back to Sunset Strip in L.A., where boy meets girl, and they set off to build their dreams. For folks who grew up in the eighties and miss big bands and incredible guitar solos – Rock of Ages will not disappoint.
I could continue listing all the magnificent acts that you can see in Vegas, there are that many astounding ways to be entertained in this city. Did we miss any top acts that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments!